COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West is sending 12 student-athletes from nine institutions to compete in the 19thAnnual Global Challenge. The competition begins July 16 in Maribor, Slovenia. This will mark the eighth year for the Conference to participate in the Global Challenge.

The coaches of the Mountain West squad are Ted Kopacz, Colorado State Assistant Coach and Chloe Hirst, Utah State Associate Head Coach.


2024 Global Challenge Roster

Paige Bartsch, OH, Boise State

Karina Leber, MB, Colorado State

Jenna Legault, OH, Fresno State

Bella Snyder, MB, Nevada

Sarena Gonzalez, S, San Diego State

Taylor Underwood, OPP, San Diego State

Brooke Slusser, S, San José State

Brooke Bryant, OPP, San José State

Dakota Quinlan, OH, UNLV

Kelsey Watson, MB, Utah State

Rylee Schulz, OH, Wyoming

Sierra Grizzle, L, Wyoming

2024 Global Challenge Schedule

July 12-14 – Arrive in Maribor, Slovenia for training and friendly matches with visiting club and national teams.

July 15 – Travel to Pula, Croatia, for opening ceremonies

July 16-19 – Competition Days: Global Challenge 2024

July 20 – In Venice, Italy

July 21 – Return to the USA


About the Global Challenge

Year after year, the mission of the Global Challenge is to provide teams with international playing experience and exposure. Past tournament participants have included club and country federation teams from Slovenia, Russia, Romania, Germany, Bosnia, Montenegro, China, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Japan, Iran, Sweden, Denmark, and Puerto Rico, plus USA regional HP, youth national, junior national, and collegiate national teams.